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Pretoria (South Africa)

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  • Oscar Pistorius testifies about 'the moment that everything changed'

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- “That's the moment that everything changed,” South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius testified in his murder trial Tuesday, describing the instant in the early hours of Valentine’s Day last year when he said he...
  • Pistorius pide perdón por la muerte de su novia

    Pistorius pide perdón por la muerte de su novia
    Pretoria - El atleta paralímpico Oscar Pistorius pidió hoy disculpas por haber matado a tiros a su novia y repasó los problemas familiares de su infancia, las dificultades que tiene por su discapacidad y los robos e incidentes violentos que ha sufrido, en...
  • Oscar Pistorius breaks down on stand; murder trial is adjourned

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius was adjourned for the day Tuesday after the South African Olympian broke down sobbing on the witness stand after testifying about the moment he smashed open his bathroom door and found his...
  • A tearful Oscar Pistorius testifies in murder trial

    A tearful Oscar Pistorius testifies in murder trial
    PRETORIA, South Africa — Two distinct portraits are emerging at the Pretoria High Court murder trial of South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius. The prosecution's portrayal of Pistorius as an aggressive, gun-loving, controlling man with a quick...
  • Pistorius on stand at trial: 'I'm scared to sleep'

    Pistorius on stand at trial: 'I'm scared to sleep'
    His voice trembling with emotion, Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand in his own defense on Monday, saying the Valentine's Day shooting of his girlfriend last year had left him sleepless, terrified and plagued by nightmares. The disabled South African...
  • Oscar Pistorius on faith: 'My God's my God of refuge'

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius told Pretoria’s high court Monday that his religious faith had gotten him through the past year after he shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. “It’s...
  • Subtext of the Oscar Pistorius trial: South Africans' fear of crime

    PRETORIA, South Africa — Johan Gerber is a shy, neat man with iron-gray hair, a ready smile and a quiet voice. But on the streets, he has taken to carrying an open pocket knife with a mean 4-inch blade, concealed in an envelope and ready to use....
  • Pistorius to sell home to pay legal expenses

    Pistorius to sell home to pay legal expenses
    JOHANNESBURG -- Oscar Pistorius will sell the luxury Pretoria home in which he shot and killed his girlfriend to pay his legal expenses due to an unexpected delay in the trial, his lawyer said on Thursday. The Olympic and Paralympic athlete is on...
  • Review: Douglas Foster pierces the surface in 'After Mandela'

     Review: Douglas Foster pierces the surface in 'After Mandela'
    -------------------- After Mandela The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa Douglas Foster Liveright: 608 pp., $35 -------------------- What a pleasant surprise to encounter a book that actually looks beyond the surface of South...
  • The Rev. Nico Smith dies at 81; white South African pastor who fought apartheid

    The Rev. Nico Smith, a white pastor who challenged South Africa's apartheid system by moving with his wife into a black township in the 1980s, has died. He was 81. Smith collapsed Saturday while attending a friend's birthday party in Pretoria and died...
  • 'Everything is fine', Pistorius told guard after shooting

    'Everything is fine', Pistorius told guard after shooting
    Around 10 minutes after shooting dead his model girlfriend through a locked bathroom door, South African track star Oscar Pistorius told a housing estate security guard "everything is fine", his murder trial heard on Friday. Testifying on the fifth day...